Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Line Up for Fall Conference!

Kim Snyder just forward the program list to me!

Make your plans now!
Sunday, October 14:

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
You've Got Rhythm
Laureen Maloney, Head of Children's Services, Lackawanna County Library
Dance a little! Sing a little! Read a little! This interactive workshop will give you the encouragement you need to discover and explore the music in yourself. With the help of Greg & STeve, Mozart, Marvin Gaye and even the Wiggles, you will be inspired to add music and movement to your existing programs. With the right materials and music, you will be able to create new and exciting music and movement programs for children and families.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
Collaboration in the Community! Early Childhood Literacy in Your Hometown
Rita Crawford, Head of Children's Services, Sewickley Public Library
How can the library partner with various agencies to promote early literacy? This session will focus on three successful collaborations: Preschool Storytime Plus - a parenting program and PaLA Best Practices Winner in 2006; Early Childhood Educators Workshops - classes to provide resources to educators; and Saturday Enrichment Days - community programs for families.

Monday, October 15

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Youth Services Division Business Meeting - ALL MEMBERS OF YSD-- ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND! :)

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Reader's Advisory 2.0: New Ways to Connect Teens with Books
Karen Brooks-Reese, Teen Services Coordinator, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Reader's Advisory for teens is tricky business, especially in our virtual world. This session will explore ways to use social networking applications such as blogs and MySpace to connect teens with books they'll love.

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Music, Movement & Fitness in Early Childhood Programming
Denise Pulgino Stout, Head of Youth Services, Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library
Using things like movement and music during programs isn't just because young kids are wiggly. There are early literacy principles behind these fun activities. Come to this session to learn more.

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Kim Dunderdale, Children's Librarian, Sewickley Public Library
Jim Clark, Adult Services Librarian, Sewickley Public Library
Increase your community's global awareness by promoting a positive image of a county through books, multimedia and programs. The Destination Program brings all library departments together to focus on a common theme. Through partnerships with local, national and international organizations your library can target children, teen and adult audiences.

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Passport to the World: Bring a "World" of Cultural Experience to the Children at Your Library
Constance P. Wong, Librarian, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Participants will learn to create, promote and effectively deliver a series of world culture programs using publicity samples, tips and actual program outlines, with time for discussion provided. Information is based on a successful series for school-age children and their families at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Learning Spanish @ Your Library
Lynn Hahn, Youth Services Librarian and Program Specialist, Bethel Park Public Library
Noreen Poploski, Program Specialist, Bethel Park Public Library
Creative, interactive, hands-on experiences introducing children to another language! Activities have been tested in the public library sector for the past three years with children ages four and up.

3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
YSD No-conflict time.... Visit the Exhibits!

Tuesday, October 16

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Children's Author - TBD

10:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Partnering with School Libraries: What You Need to Know -- NOW!
Lynn M. Moses, School Library Development Advisor, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Why should public and academic libraries partner with school libraries? What are the elements of a good partnership? What are the barriers to partnering? How do you overcome those barriers? Come and learn simple techniques that will turn your partnershp into a vital, thriving relationship instead of a total disaster!

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Carolyn W. Field Award Luncheon
Carolyn Wicker Field has been an icon for youth services in the commonwealth for decades. Be sure to join us for the presentation of the Carolyn W. Field Award, which honors the best children's book by a Pennsylvania author or illustrator published during 2006. In addition, the Drexel University/Free Library of Philadelphia Citation for Children's Literature will also be presented. Come and honor those who have made outstanding children's literature a reality in Pennsylvania! Advance registration required.

2:45 - 4:00 p.m.
Make Ready to Read Part of Your Summer Reading Program
Debra Conn, Head of Youth Services, Upper Saint Clair Library
Here's how to use your summer reading program to help babies, toddlers, preschoolers and kindergarteners acquire early literacy skills with fun and educational parent-directed activities. At the same time, help parents learn about these skills as they help their children acquire them.

Wednesday, October 17

9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Integrating Art into Library Programming for Children, Toddlers to Teens
Patte Kelley, Department Head, Main Library Children's Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Debbie Priore, Librarian, Children's Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Research proves the importance of introducing children to art. See four book-centered art programs you can replicate in your library: Handmade Books, Draw Me a Story, Nature Detectives (2 versions), and Artul Stories. Create art projects to take with you and share your ideas with other participants in a brainstorming discussion.


Karen said...

Hi, Ing! One small edit: I'll be presenting with Holly Anderton, Manager of the Teen Department at CLP - Main.

Karen Brooks-Reese

Ing said...

Thanks, karen, I will let them know! :)